Category Archives: Jonah

The End?

Jonah 4:10-11 (The Message) God said, “What’s this? How is it that you can change your feelings from pleasure to anger overnight about a mere shade tree that you did nothing to get? You neither planted nor watered it. It … Continue reading

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Drama Queen

Jonah 4:7-9 (The Message) But then God sent a worm. By dawn of the next day, the worm had bored into the shade tree and it withered away. The sun came up and God sent a hot, blistering wind from … Continue reading

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Ungrateful

Jonah 4:5-6 (New International Version) Then Jonah went out to the east side of the city and made a shelter to sit under as he waited to see what would happen to the city. And the Lord God arranged for a leafy plant … Continue reading

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Temper Tantrum

Jonah 4:1-4 (New International Version) But to Jonah this seemed very wrong, and he became angry. He prayed to the Lord, “Isn’t this what I said, Lord, when I was still at home? That is what I tried to forestall … Continue reading

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A Big Turn-Around

Jonah 3:9-10 (New International Version) “Who knows? God may yet relent and with compassion turn from his fierce anger so that we will not perish.” When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented … Continue reading

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Taking No Chances

Jonah 3:7-8 (Today’s New International Version) Then the king issued a proclamation in Nineveh: “By the decree of the king and his nobles: Do not let people or animals, herds or flocks, taste anything; do not let them eat or … Continue reading

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The Definition of Recalcitrant

Jonah 3:4-6 (New International Version) Jonah began by going a day’s journey into the city, proclaiming, “Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown.” The Ninevites believed God. A fast was proclaimed, and all of them, from the greatest to … Continue reading

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